Evaluation of radiation risk and work practices during cerebral interventions

J Radiol Prot. 2003 Sep;23(3):327-36. doi: 10.1088/0952-4746/23/3/308.


This study was intended to evaluate radiation risk to patients during cerebral interventions and the contribution to this risk from work practices. Thirty nine patients undergoing cerebral interventions in a digital subtraction angiography suite were included in this study. Patients who underwent cerebral interventions were categorised into two groups according to the number of cerebral interventions performed on them, and their effective doses were calculated. The effective dose for patients undergoing a single cerebral intervention (group A) varied from 1.55 to 15.9 mSv and for multiple cerebral interventions (group B) varied from 16.52 to 43.52 mSv. Two patients who underwent multiple cerebral interventions (group B) had alopecia of the irradiated scalp.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction / radiation effects*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Angiography / radiation effects*
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Radiation Monitoring
  • Radiometry
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Risk Assessment